By now, most of us are aware that the beauties we see in magazines and the women advertising the latest skin cream are airbrushed, photoshopped and retouched. But what we don’t know is just how powerful these distorted images are and how ingrained they become in our minds.
In an amazingly profound five minute speech, Jean Kilbourne reveals the wide influence of a woman’s body, and how it is taken apart and dehumanized for consumerist pleasure. It’s also interesting to note that this problem has “actually gotten worse over the past forty years,” according to Kilbourne.
Open your eyes, but more importantly, internalize this engaging lecture about selling a woman’s figure and how that negatively impacts millions of impressionable girls.